Which NAS?

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I would like to get a new NAS for my multi-me­dia. The two I have been look­ing at are the Synol­ogy and the QNAP. Could you do an ar­ti­cle on home NAS for Mac and iOS? The one thing that had me with the QNAP was it has HDMI out on it. Liv­ing in a small house, I have no room to col­lect DVDs and CDs, hav­ing a small unit that can hold ev­ery thing and work well would be great. Gary Kee­gan

Alex Blake says… You’ve writ­ten in with near per­fect tim­ing, as this is­sue our group test cov­ers NAS drives in depth! As you say, NAS drives make the per­fect me­dia servers – any­one in the house can sim­ply con­nect to the net­work and wire­lessly enjoy any of the con­tent stored on the box. Un­for­tu­nately, the mod­els in our group test don’t come with HDMI ports, but there are plenty of mod­els that do – QNAP seem to be par­tic­u­larly good in this re­gard. But, if you can live with­out the HDMI out­put, most NAS man­u­fac­tur­ers make it very easy to stream be­tween de­vices – make sure you head over to our group test (page 94) to see which one reigns supreme.

Choos­ing a Net­work At­tached Stor­age drive isn’t easy, but this is­sue’s group test se­lects the best.

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